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Hacia la Promoción de la Salud

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VIDARTE CLAROS, José Armando; VELEZ ALVAREZ, Consuelo  and  GOMEZ GOMEZ, Diana Eugenia. HEALTHY PHYSICAL CONDITION IN WOMEN OVER 45 YEARS OF AGE, MANIZALES 2009. Hacia promoc. Salud [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.2, pp.39-52. ISSN 0121-7577.

Objective: This research determined the healthy physical condition in women over 45 years of age in Manizales, 2009. Materials and method: A corelational descriptive study was carried out with 201 women, without mental pathologies, with independent functional capacity and an aptitude medical certificate of to participate in the study. The physical aptitude or the healthy physical condition use from here on was measured through AFISAL-INEFC (1995). Results: Univariate and bivariate analysis demonstrated the following results: the averages and standard deviations (X ± OF) of the different variables were: age 58.9 years ± 4.4 years, height 155.4 cm ± 9.1 cm, weight 63.26 kg ± 19.2 kg, body mass index 25.6 kg/cm² ± 4 kg/cm². The waist perimeter was 92.2 cm ± 9.9 cm, the hip perimeter was 101.3 cm ± 10.3 cm. Age differences were found with higher measures in the group of younger women. The cardio-respiratory resistance average in walked meters was 380.5 M ± 99.3 M; the cardio-respiratory resistance in pulsations per minute was 91.9 pulsations/min ± 16,6 pulsations/min; for flexibility it was -2.10 cm ± 6.6 cm; the abdominal muscular resistance was 29.6 repetitions/min ± 15.1 repetitions/min, the force of right member 21.1 superiors kg ± 4.7 kg, and left 20.01 ± 4.46; and the strength of lower limbs was 9.8 cm ± 4.2 cm. Statistically significant differences were found between BMI and the healthy physical condition profile. Therefore, strengthening the healthy physical condition should become an every day tool from health promotion in these populations.

Keywords : Physical condition; physical aptitude; measurement; health promotion; anthropometry.

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